Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie WrightGlass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description Can the fairy tale bring Charlotte the happiness she’s looking for, or was he always there to begin with?

A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.

When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the days of sweatpant posts and ice cream binges with her best friend, Anders, replaced instead with beautiful clothes, orchestrated selfies, and no boyfriend. Only, that carefully curated fairy tale life is ruining her self-esteem and making her feel like a fraud.

When a bestselling author takes Charlotte under her wing—almost like a fairy godmother—she helps Charlotte see the beautiful person she already is and the worth of being authentic. But is it too late to save her relationship with Anders? The clock is quickly ticking towards midnight, and Charlotte must decide between her fairy tale life and the man she loves, before he's gone forever.

My thoughts: This book seemed like it could be realistic to me. Charlotte "Lettie" is an aspiring author who has heard "no" too many times. She has a few hangups and a complex about her writing until she is finally told "yes"!

To me, this was a story about reinventing yourself to become who others think you should be. Lettie is an adorable person with a great personality until a publicist gets hold of her and makes her change her online personality and lifestyle. Her best friend, Anders, sees who she really is and is upset about the changes (rightfully so). They are neighbors, best friends, and eventually a couple. He loves the quirky person that she is and the fact that she can wear sweats and t-shirts with the best of them. He is not a fan of the designer clothes, make-up, or change in a nickname.

I loved the relationship between Lettie and Anders. He is the boy-next-door who watches out for her and has her back in all situations. They have issues and have to learn to transition their relationship. It is a rocky transition that leads to soul-searching and compromise. The relationship felt authentic and I loved it.

Julie Wright uses humor, great characters, and an engaging plot to create a book that is fun to read and pretty great! This is a clean book with kissing.

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author:  Julie Wright is the author of more than twenty novels, including the Proper Romance® novels Lies Jane Austen Told Me and Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a Whitney Award winner and a Crown Heart recipient. She is represented by agent Sara Crowe. She loves reading and writing, playing on the beach or hiking with her husband and kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

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1 comment:

  1. First I really like this cover. And thank you Lisa for your review it sure helps. No-one should reinvent themselves. I'm looking forward to reading this book.


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